|Freeman, S. D. © Judy Wells|
Freeman is a community of German Mennonites, Hutterites and a Scandinavian or three amid gently rolling prairies. Lots of farming here but that's not what impresses.
|A happy Schmeckfest consumer. From the Schmeckfest website.|
As if that weren't enough, it is accompanied by a full-scale musical. Past efforts have ranged from the Mikado to The Sound of Music.
In 2013, Schmeckfest is scheduled for March 15, 16, 22 and 23 with tickets going on sale this month (November). Fiddler on the Roof is the musical production.
|Entering the Prairie Arboretum. © by Judy Wells.|
|Gazebo. © by Judy Wells|
|First look inside Heritage Hall. © by Judy Wells|
|A few of the cars inside. © by Judy Wells|
|A few farm vehicles. © by Judy Wells|
|Diamond Valley School. © by Judy Wells|
|Looking over the Archives room. © by Judy Wells|
|Sioux saddle used in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. © by Judy Wells|
|Ghost Dance shirt. © by Judy Wells|
We could have spent hours here. You may want to do the same, so save time for a bit of whimsy.
|Picture yourself as Grant Wood might have. © by Judy Wells|
What else is in Freeman? A golf course with a popular restaurant, Dave's Grille, and the annual QuiltFest, a two-day show with demonstrations and food on the Freeman Academy Campus.
|Hutterite communal kitchen and dining room. © by Judy Wells|
|The residential area of a Hutterite community. © by Judy Wells|